What is Saytzeff Rule Illustrate with suitable Example


There are haloalkanes that can undergo elimination in two different ways resulting in two different products. Alkenes with less number of hydrogens on the double-bonded carbon atoms are the preferred product. This process is known as Saytzeff’s rule.

Saytzeff rule

According to Saytzeff rule in dehydrohalogenation reactions, the preferred product is that alkene which has the greater number of alkyl groups attached to the doubly bonded carbon atoms.

Example of Saytzeff’s rule

Below is an example of Saytzeff’s rule:

Example of Saytzeff’s rule

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